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Doug Ducey: Not looking for a fight (access required)

Gov. Doug Ducey (Photo by Gary Grado, Arizona Capitol Times)

Gov. Doug Ducey’s second legislative session did not go quite as smoothly as his first. Whereas 2015 was the shortest session in decades and a budget agreement was reached with legislative leadership in record time, 2016 dragged on into May as Ducey and lawmakers negotiated the budget.

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Dems, advocates push for KidsCare (access required)

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As lawmakers milled around the Capitol waiting for the final word on a budget deal, children’s advocates and legislative Democrats made a last-minute attempt to ratchet up the pressure to restore Arizona’s KidsCare program.

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Budget sets stage for GCU tax break bill (access required)

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The budget framework approved by legislative leadership and Gov. Doug Ducey appears to give a green light to a contentious proposal that would dramatically reduce property taxes for Grand Canyon University and, in the process, raise them for others who live near the school.

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